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Impact Research Analyst

Company: WayUp
Location: New Orleans
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

About Advantage Capital:
Founded in 1992, Advantage Capital is a national impact investment firm, providing innovative financing solutions that drive community impact as well as financial returns. The firm has invested billions in underserved businesses, affordable housing, renewable energy and more, creating thousands of permanent, quality jobs that pay above average annual American income, or 1.7 times the Living Wage in their communities, overwhelmingly in neighborhoods experiencing high poverty rates and low family incomes.
Advantage Capital creates strong partnerships with its portfolio companies, offering not just funding but also strategic support and guidance. The firm also draws on its 30-year history to offer advisory services to other program participants seeking economic and community development outcomes.
Our Culture
At Advantage Capital, we love what we do. We fundamentally believe that capital can change lives and we go to great lengths to give our firm the opportunity to reach the hardest hit communities in the U.S. with much-needed investment. For anyone considering joining our high-performing firm, know that we value:
- A growth mindset (never stuck)
- A fast but enduring work pace (never boring)
- The ability to work autonomously (no micromanaging)
- Getting things done (talk is cheap)
- An all-hands-on-deck culture (a true team)
- A love of hard-to-solve problems (others avoid)
- The character to do the right thing (always)
Job Summary:
As an Impact Research Analyst, you will work across our entire scope of advisory services, researching, writing about, and developing strategies around community and economic development topics that are relevant to our clients. Your work will support various sub-business lines, including supporting applications for governmental resources, raising capital, and guiding investment decisions. Much of this work involves the award-winning New Markets Tax Credit program, which has been recognized for its success in revitalizing economically distressed communities.
You will have the opportunity to develop extensive knowledge of a variety of for-profit businesses and not-for-profit organizations, as well as various state and federal subsidy programs. You will also have interaction with all parts of Advantage Capital, not only our advisory team but also our investment, impact, and policy teams.
Research and compile insightful company, industry and community impact data
Develop materials from research that attracts investors and public subsidies
Acquire knowledge and expertise around both traditional investment parameters and Advantage-specific impact metrics
Conduct client interviews and industry outreach
Bachelor's degree, preferably in community or economic development fields, or 1-3 years comparable work experience
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Proactive in identifying next steps, intellectually curious, ability to focus on both details and the big picture
Interest in public policy and public-private investments
Reasonable computer skills, including formula proficiency in Excel, internet research, task organization management
Strong time management skills and ability to multi-task, and flexibility to prioritize new opportunities as they arise

Keywords: WayUp, New Orleans , Impact Research Analyst, Professions , New Orleans, Louisiana

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